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Midlakes grad soars in Aspen, takes home silver medal at X Games

A Midlakes grad is making moves – and soaring at the X Games.

Kevin Royston took home a silver medal in the Adaptive Snow BikeCross competition. It wasn’t his first appearance or the first time he medaled at the games.

He finished third last year, and finished in second this year. If that means he’ll win next year – he’s not going to be the one to predict it.

The 49-year-old Midlakes grad wants to have an injury-free year heading into the next competition. He now lives in Arizona with his wife, and family.

The X Games were held in Aspen in January. He won a silver medal and it was a big moment for him.

“I tried to cram as much time as I could in six weeks,” Royston said of his training schedule, which was admittedly chaotic.

Royston began competing in adaptive races after losing his leg as a result of a hit-and-run crash in 2012.

Royston’s father, Jerry Coli, owns Canandaigua Motorsports. His friends, family, and hometown are proud of him.

According to the Canandaigua Messenger, he’s not even ruling out participating in the summer games, which would be helpful in his mission to win gold in 2021.


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